Cultural value system includes a social standardization in certain communities. The meaning itself is a reflection of the value system. The meaning then shows the extent of a value system applied by members of the social system in their daily life. This paper will analyze the meaning of feeding toddlers and pregnancy. By assuming the system of cultural value through the meaning that triggers the occurrence of malnutrition case in two Sasak communities, and by using paradigm of post-positivism research, the purpose of this research is to know the difference in value system's overview of both Sasak communities through the process of pregnancy, birth, and parenting. The results of the research show the meanings that trigger malnutrition case in Sasak communities, among others, the meanings of maternal in pregnancy, child and number of children, breast milk and complementary feeding, and the toddlers condition when sick.
Key words: Value system, Sasak, malnutrition, East Lombok.
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